§ Mr. BECKER
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is prepared to reconsider the reinstitution of the penny rate for postage of letters and one-half-penny rate for postcards?
§ Captain BERKELEY
asked the Postmaster-General whether, in order to meet the wishes of the commercial community, he will make provision for the transmission of letters not exceeding ½ oz. in weight at a penny rate of postage; whether he will give some increased facilities for communication on halfpenny postcards and whether he will substitute for the existing charge for parcel postage a scale of charges based upon the weight of the article transmitted, but starting at ½ lb. instead of 2 lbs.?
§ Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS
The reductions in postal charges which it is proposed to effect this year were announced by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer in his Budget Speech yesterday. I regret it is not practicable at present to return to 1d. postage or id. postcards.